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Appointment of Group Financial Director

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Barclays Africa Group Limited is pleased to announce that Jason Quinn has been appointed as Group Financial Director of Barclays Africa Group Limited (BAGL) and Financial Director of Absa Bank, with effect from 1 September 2016.

David Hodnett, who has served as Group Financial Director from March 2010, will now focus on his role as Deputy Chief Executive Officer, responsible for the South African banking operations of Barclays Africa Group, and as an Executive Director of both the Group and Absa Bank. Both Jason and David will be executive directors of BAGL and Absa Bank.

Jason holds a Bachelor of Accounting Science from the University of South Africa and is a registered Chartered Accountant.  He was appointed as the Head of Finance at Barclays Africa Group and Absa Bank in June 2014, after holding several senior positions in Finance since joining the Group in July 2008.  Prior to that, he was a partner at Ernst and Young Inc.

About Barclays Africa Group

Barclays Africa Group Limited (“Barclays Africa” or “the Group”) is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and is one of Africa’s largest financial services groups.  Barclays Africa is 50,1% owned by Barclays Bank PLC (“Barclays PLC”).

Barclays Africa is uniquely positioned as a fully local, fully regional and fully international bank, offering personal and business banking, credit cards, corporate and investment banking, wealth and investment management and insurance.

The Group operates in 12 countries with approximately 40 thousand employees, serving more than 12 million customers.

The Group registered head office is in Johannesburg, South Africa and owns

majority stakes in banks in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania (Barclays Bank Tanzania and National Bank of Commerce), Uganda and Zambia.  The Group also has representative offices in Namibia and Nigeria.

Barclays PLC has operations in Egypt and Zimbabwe which continue to be operated by Barclays Africa.

For further information about Barclays Africa, please visit www.barclaysafrica.com.

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